Insecurity and creativity are intertwined. By confronting what makes us uncomfortable, we can overcome what holds us back and discover who we really are on our journey to become the most creative versions of ourselves.
But discovering yourself is difficult in a world that’s not reflective of who you are. For people who come from traditionally marginalized backgrounds – including Black, Indigenous and People of Colour – that makes growing into creativity even more difficult. On Friday, June 26, CreativeMornings Ottawa will host a panel discussion on insecurity, creativity and inclusion. The panelists will bring their personal relationship with insecurity and the unique challenge of confronting what makes them uncomfortable in a world that frequently marginalizes diverse voices. The event will highlight these panelists’ efforts to create spaces of inclusion and representation and, in the process, create environments where people are free to celebrate who they are.